Level three Bentley coming in 2019

Bentley will begin offering cars with level three autonomy in 2019, Automotive News has learned. The technology -- which is similar to what's offered on the newest Audi A8 -- will make its debut in a new model, not in an existing car.   


Mitsubishi to revive Evolution nameplate in Tokyo

Mitsubishi will introduce a sporty crossover at this year's Tokyo Auto Show. The design study wears the e-Evolution nameplate, which indicates it will be a high-performance model. The dark teaser image published by Mitsubishi suggests the concept is still far from production.   


Citroen C5 to return in 2020

Citroen's C5 sedan recently died without a successor. Many assumed it wouldn't be replaced, the segment it competes in is shrinking at an alarming rate, but company CEO Linda Jackson has confirmed the model will return in 2020.   


Toyota creates GR sub-brand

Toyota has launched a performance-oriented sub-brand named GR in its home country of Japan. It's too early to tell whether GR models will be sold in the United States.   


Volvo to double investment in U.S. plant?

Volvo will allegedly spend more on its first American factory than executives expected. The Post and Courier reports the Swedish company will invest an additional $500 million to add a second assembly line to the facility.   


Volvo's first U.S. factory on track for 2018 inauguration

Volvo remains on track to inaugurate its very first American assembly line in late 2018, sources close to the company report. The facility will build the next-generation S60, among other models.   


Volkswagen Golf getting RS3's turbo five?

Volkswagen could introduce a high-performance Golf variant positioned above the R after all. German magazine Auto Bild reports the German brand is working on stuffing a 420-horsepower evolution of the Audi RS 3's turbo five under the Golf's hood.   


Mazda not looking for partners to build next rotary sports car

Mazda split the cost of developing the Miata with Fiat, but it's not interested in creating a similar partnership to bring a rotary-engined sports car to the market. "Currently we have absolutely no plans to make any such alliances," a spokesperson for the company told Auto Express.   


Alfa Romeo preparing first hybrid drivetrain?

Alfa Romeo is ready to jump into the world of electrification, according to a report published by Automotive News. The Italian brand's very first gasoline-electric hybrid model will be its flagship sedan, whose launch has been pushed back from 2018 to 2021.   


Bugatti Chiron to get eight-year life cycle

Bugatti will build the Chiron for a total of eight years, according to the company's top executive. That means it will stick around longer than the Veyron, its predecessor, which was in production for 12 years.